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Old 10th September 2015, 13:57   #691
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2225kgs is the gross vehicle weight. I did not see the kerb weight mentioned. Any idea??
As per Autocar, its 1590 kgs

TUV 300 review by autocar
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Any link of the same? And please do share if you recall few questions asked.

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Nopes, could not record the session or take down the questions, but few I could remember are as follows:

Journo from Autocar India - Is this based on the Quanto - (When Pavan mentioned very clearly that the Quanto was based on Xylo and the TUV shares nothing with that of the Quanto).

A lady Journo - How is this going to flare when there competition is launching vehicles like Creta which has been accepted very well in the market
- When again it was mentioned very clearly that this is a compact SUV and the immediate competition was the Ecosport (which is again a sub 4 meter SUV). Mahindra guys even though took the Duster for comparison purposes but made it very clear that they are looking at the 85 BHP version for comparison purposes. Creta was clearly not a direct competition as it does not belong to the sub 4 meter category (and guess this is very this lady got confused..).

Only place where Mahindra spoke about all SUVs available in the Indian market was for the Pricing comparison.

Journos clearly had not done their homework well, this was very evident. Had some folks from this forum been sitting there, I am sure even Mahindra would have been glad to take couple of more questions!

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The video review of the TUV300 is up on ACI.

I always hate the guy in the review who always makes too much criticism on Indian cars, especially Tata and M&M cars.



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Old 10th September 2015, 14:10   #694
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I am not sure if FORD or TOYOTA uses same steel as Mahindra / TATA does , I have seen one of my cousins scorpio here in Delhi and one of our own TATA Vista - less than 6 Years old with major rust on body panels - against NOTHING on my 12 Year old Corolla .
Your comments are absurd. While the final finish could be an issue, quality cannot be questioned atleast from Mahindra and Ford point of view. I have worked in both Ford and Mahindra plants. Both adopt to the similar quality standards. The question would be the access to quality finish that Ford or Toyota has compared to Mahindra. Have a look at TATA Zest, if the brand TATA is removed from the car, it is nothing second to your toyota. By the way, I have a MM 540 still going strong after 19 hard-working years!
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Finally got full picture of the interiors. Looks good to me. Only sore point is power window buttons are in the middle. Why Mahindra, why?
IMO, It could be easy to operate in some scenarios. I am 6'' and at times, in my fiesta classic, i will have to pull in my hands to reach the power window button. This is due to restricted space between the driver and the door. Having it in the middle might be better as you can easily reach without worrying of the space, especially if you have a long hands.
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Not sure if this pic is posted before.
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Not sure if this pic is posted before.
That looks sick, a perfect candidate for weird and wacky mods thread.

Already the TUV has a quite a bad front, this just takes to it the next level.
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Your comments are absurd. While the final finish could be an issue, quality cannot be questioned atleast from Mahindra and Ford point of view. I have worked in both Ford and Mahindra plants. Both adopt to the similar quality standards

There is nothing like being absurd here - everyone can express his opinions and I stand to what I have written . I am not sure if you have actually worked or even seen a FORD plant from inside that warrants you to write that both plants are of same quality standards - on Paper maybe but not what's happening - go and see Plant of Mahindra Nasik and then either FORD Chennai plant or the new one at Sanand - their administrative blocks looks like a 5 Star resort and then the kind of Machines they use & the maintenance they do . I was to TATA Sanand plant - their Toilets in engine shop will beat Bus-Stand one's more like you will find in slums & this is from my own eyes

Have a look at this engine bay - can't they find proper size bolts - show me anything similar from Ford / Maruti / Suzuki - all this small things do add up when we talk about reliability . Remove One Bolt from anywhere on a Toyota vehicle and then compare with any from Mahindra - you will know what I am talking about
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Well, the weight is definitely of a tank but the engine specifications seems to be from a nano. Not sure if it'll be able to do justice to the weight and size of the vehicle.
Any information on the AMT gearbox other than it being 5 speed?
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The rear looks good but the front is a little bit too boxy and looks like a wall. I feel Mahindra could have given it the scorpio front and called this the mini Scorpio instead of taking the Tank route.

TUV is anyways using scorpios chassis, interiors look good, space is good and the front end of scorpio would have suited the SUV. Remember Scorpio does have a following. Something like what pajero mini used to sell.

Apart from front end the TUV is well loaded and safety features are there. Lets see how the market responds.
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Have a look at this engine bay - can't they find proper size bolts - show me anything similar from Ford / Maruti / Suzuki - all this small things do add up when we talk about reliability . Remove One Bolt from anywhere on a Toyota vehicle and then compare with any from Mahindra - you will know what I am talking about
Different people, different expectations, different priorities.

I have had the Innova and the XUV at one point (before I sold the Innova) and the XUV does seem better in every aspect. So it is not true that our Indian manufacturers cannot design better vehicles than the Japs.
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Mahindra deserve a pat on the back for safety. ABS+EBD is standard across all variants except the base T4. 2 airbags either available as an option or standard on all variants.
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I have had the Innova and the XUV at one point (before I sold the Innova) and the XUV does seem better in every aspect. So it is not true that our Indian manufacturers cannot design better vehicles than the Japs.
I respect your views , I am not suggesting that we can't design better or same, just that it's not happening as of now to my eye . I do own Toyota as well other little better cars , not that I am looking for same stuff in Toyota that I get in my beemer just that whatever Toyota puts - has a reason and it serves as long as vehicle is owned . There are simply no surprises unlike our home grown ones which will have features loaded to brim and then you keep on getting these rectified . So why Bolero is popular is not just because of low price - we have others in same price range like Sumo but because its a vehicle which has everything basic and all stuff works . To me it's like a curve - Indian Manufacturers will definitely rise to Global standards one day but they need to do basics correctly .
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Mods, Just wondering ... did M&M conduct any media drive events ? When can i see T-BHP official review on this ? when Ford can invite to Thailand, M&M can very well invite to Nasik right ?
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I'm more interested in the T4 variant; there are no pictures yet of it anywhere. The only option would be to go down to a dealer and maybe catch a glimpse of it at the stockyard!

The AMT base variant is priced more than the top-end manual; that is going to be a nice dilemma buyers are going to face. Whether to go for the convenience of the AMT or the features of the T8

Also, not many have noticed that Mahindra have given themselves room for a T2 variant to slot below the T4. They can take away the power windows and a few more luxuries from the T4 and slot it at a sweet price that the rural folk might appreciate

Wonder how this stacks up against the Safari DiCOR and the Bolero in terms of pricing. Those two vehicles though a generation old look more VFM. The TUV300 also cannot be called new-generation, there is nothing it has, except maybe the touch-screen infotainment system, that was not available 10 years ago

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